Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 15, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner Weather permitting, the women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children ages 6-12 are $4; ages 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-6123 or 629-4662.

Last weekend for train exhibit Visit the Seaford Museum to see early American trains during its Christmas Holiday Train Exhibit which runs through Jan. 18, 2015. Featured are many of the best known model trains that were brought to the public in the 1920s and '30s, especially by Lionel. Also featured are several Lionel model trains of the period that have been brought back by the Mike's Train House brand. The exhibit also includes a beautiful snow scene display by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club of Georgetown. The Seaford Museum is located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., and is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and children 12 and older.

Watershed group Meet and Greet Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy (NRWC) will host a Meet and Greet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Mt Olivet Church in Seaford. Join us to learn more about NRWC, recent acquisitions, public access and future plans to encourage protection while enjoying our watershed's natural resources. Call 302-337-8847 for more information.

Eat, Drink and be Arty Party The next Eat, Drink and be Arty Party will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grotto Pizza in Seaford. The subject is a bouquet of poppies. Instructor will be Karen Owens, artist and art teacher. Assistants will be Beth Kopecki, school teacher and Nanci LaPrad, artist and art teacher. No experience necessary. This is a fun experience for adults and you will receive lots of help. Enjoy a glass of wine while you work. Class size is limited and the cost of $35 per person must be paid in advance. Contact eatdrinkandbearty@yahoo.com. The event benefits Nanticoke River Art Council's Gallery 107 and the Community Food Closet at St. John's Church, both of Seaford. Future classes will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, March 31.

Annual Father Daughter Dance Tickets are now on sale on Sundays at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford for the 2015 Father Daughter Dance. Tickets are also available at Posey Palace in Seaford or online at www.fd-dance.com. Tickets are now $15 each. This year's dance is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaford High School.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Scrapbooking and Stamping Event There will be a Scrapbooking and Stamping Event at St. Phillips Parish Hall in Laurel on Friday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner will be provided on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The cost is $35 for both days. The event is sponsored by Laureate Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. For more information, call 302-245-5604.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Football and Casino Night Come and pick your football square at Super Bowl Football and Casino Night on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Delmar VFW. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance if entering the pool or $50 at the door; $20 in advance if not entering the pool or $30 at the door. Must have 100 pool tickets sold for the pool to take place. There will be a $750 payout per quarter of Super Bowl. Payment times and locations will be coordinated between winner and Delmar Pop Warner. The event also includes dinner, a cash bar, casino wheels, DJ, Pull Tabs, and silent auctions. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dorie Simpler at 302-236-3589.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Horseshoe Crabs and the Arts Come to the Bethel Museum and enjoy an art exhibit created by children from all over the world that celebrates the horseshoe crab. The museum is hosting the art of over 30 students who were the 2013 winners of the Ecological Research & Development Group's annual juried art completion showing the importance of the horseshoe crab and its preservation. Learn how children from pre-K through 12th grade can enter the 2014 competition by creating paintings, poems and stories about the significance of the horseshoe crab. There will also be real horseshoe crab skeletons to touch and a movie discussing the life cycle of the horseshoe crab and how we benefit from this creature. The museum will also feature Assateague ponies including a movie on these wild horses. The permanent exhibit featuring the ship building industry in Bethel will also be open. The exhibit will be open on the following Sundays: Jan. 25; Feb. 8, 22 and March 8, 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel.

Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Homemade soups and breads The Friends of the Bridgeville Library invite you to join us for homemade soups and breads on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. This free community social event will be held in the meeting room of the library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. RSVP to Larry Skala at lskala@Comcast.net or 337-3678 by Jan. 30.

Bridgeville Senior Center events Jan. 16 - Laurel Cheer Center visits for Bingo; Noon - Lunch Jan. 19 - Center closed for MLK Day Jan. 20 - Long Neck Cheer Center visits for Bingo; Noon - Lunch Jan. 21 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; 12:10 p.m. - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Jan. 22 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Jan. 23 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full card after lunch Jan. 26 - PNC, Post Office; 10 a.m. - Wii; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Walmart Jan. 27 - 10 a.m. - Cancer presentation; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Peebles and Big Lots Jan. 28 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; 12:10 p.m. - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Roses Jan. 29 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Jan. 30 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full card after lunch

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Defensive Driving Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Feb. 9. This is a one day advanced refresher class. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by Feb. 2. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Join the Greenwood Cheer Center Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center, and receive a complimentary lunch. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 302-335-1556.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.

Ronnie Dove Show The Ronnie Dove Show will be held at VFW Post 5246 on Veterans Drive in Federalsburg, Md., on Jan. 17. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7. Dinner includes salad, ham, chicken, macaroni shrimp salad, potato salad, green beans, beets, applesauce, rolls and butter and dessert (cake or ice cream). Tickets are $50 each or $300 for a table of seven. Door prizes will be Ronnie Dove CD's and money. For more information, contact the VFW at 410-754-5020, Ron James at 410-829-6308 or Roy Lare at 410-754-8707.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

First State Community Dinner First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15. Dinner guests receive a hearty meal prepared by Chef Charles Webb (O Taste & See Divine Catering) as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. The dinner is open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139. First State Community Dinners are held every third Thursday of each month at First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown.

Vendors for Bride's Night Out Bride's Night Out at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown is Wednesday, Feb. 18. Beginning in February, this event will be advertised through multiple media sources - print, online and radio. Don't miss out on the opportunity to market your products and services. Space is limited. Booths are $70 if you reserve your space before Jan. 18. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Judy Lodge at 854-2892.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Viewing of Coastal Zone Act film The League of Women Voters of Sussex County (LWVSC) invites the community to attend the viewing of "An Evolving Legacy: Delaware's Coastal Zone Act" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Beebe Conference Center. Environmental attorney and activist Kenneth T. Kristl, who is depicted in the DVD, will respond to audience questions after the film. Kristl is associate professor of law at Widener University and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.

He has written on the Coastal Zone Act and litigated cases under the Act before the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board, the Superior Court, and the Supreme Court of Delaware.

Stamp show in Salisbury The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 54th annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at American Legion Post #64, 1109 American Legion Road, Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, eight stamp dealers and free stamps and activities for kids. Coins and postcards, as well as refreshments will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 846-2746 or email esstampclub@yahoo.com.

Watermelon Association Convention The 50th Annual Convention of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge. Md. For more information and registration forms, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or contact the association's secretary at 410-749-9587.

Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellentown/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: Jan. 24; Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: Jan. 31; March 7; April 4; May 2. For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.

Notable Books Discussion The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

ALA book discussion group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 - "Moses" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch Shows in 2015 will be priced at a later date. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Seaford AARP offers trip The Seaford AARP is offering the following trip on Sept. 14-18. Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire - Trip includes four breakfasts, three dinners and one lunch. Arrive in Rutland, Vt. area, check into motel, enjoy a welcome reception, dinner and entertainment. Next day pick up a step-on guide for the next three days. Tour Ben & Jerry's Factory, shop in Stowe Village, visit a covered bridge and Quechee Gorge for photos. Then have a buffet lunch at the Trappe Family Lodge to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary of "The Sound Of Music." Ride the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center before you check into a lodge in the Waterville Valley area with another welcome reception and a movie, "On Golden Pond." Next day travel to Squam Lake where the movie was filmed and where you will take a narrated cruise on the lake. Also visit the Moultonboo Country Store/Loon Center before taking a train ride aboard the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, complete with dinner. For information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

AAUW meeting The January meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rich Garrett, executive director of the Children's Beach House, Lewes. For more information on membership in the AAUW, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.

SHS Annual Membership Meeting The Seaford Historical Society reminds all members that the annual membership meeting will be held at the Moose Lodge in Seaford on Monday, Jan. 19, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. The meeting, election of new board and recognition awards will follow. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert; chicken will be provided. Dinner cost is $6, payable at the door. Call Phyllis, museum office manager, to confirm attendance, at 628-9828. Don't forget that dues for 2015 can be paid at the dinner. Phyllis will be collecting dues and handing out 2015 membership cards. Individual dues are $25 and family dues are $40. Make checks payable to Seaford Historical Society. We also accept Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards. The Limited Edition Commemorative Pound Day ornament will be available for purchase. Cost is $12 each. Remember, once these ornaments are gone they will not return.

Seaford Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Servie will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at noon at the Stagate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Mike Williams, chief of communications for the Delaware Motor Vehicle Dept. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us - We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.

MOPH meeting The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Pizza King, Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.

NARFE meeting NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, Jan. 19, at Pizza King, Seaford. Amy McDermott will speak on seniors helping seniors. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.

SCRWC plans luncheon meeting The Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) will hold their January luncheon meeting at a new venue - the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Cape Henlopen Board of Education Board Member Sandi Minard will discuss the "Common Core." Jim Hosley, director of the Center for Educational Excellence for the Caesar Rodney Institute, will also participate in the program. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Kelly Roberts at 302-945-4556 by Jan. 24. SCRWC President Alana Keeley said, "We are honored to host Sandi Minard who will discuss, the Common Core State Standards Initiative. We are also pleased to have Jim Hosley from The Caesar Rodney Institute who will also address this controversial topic." For more information, call 302-566-5132, email info@SCRWC.net or visit scrwc.net.

Georgetown AARP meeting The next AARP meeting for Chapter 5340 - Georgetown Chapter will be at the Cheer Center located on Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, on Monday, Feb. 2 at noon. If interested in attending this meeting, call Anita Wright at 856-6215.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. The following guest speakers are scheduled: Feb. 14 - Gunner Norman, ROTC, Seaford High School March 14 - Debbie Milano will share pictures, videos of her trip to the Anniversary of Bastogne April 11 - Harmony Broussard, CAR president, senior, Seaford High School To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

AAUW meeting The January meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rich Garrett, executive director of the Children's Beach House, Lewes. For more information on membership in the AAUW, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.

Sea Purls meeting The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for our TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The meetings are for one hour and are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We meet weekly to support each other in our journey to learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, please call and leave a message at the church. One of the program leaders will return your call.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. There are also two special interest groups: Genie Bytes (a computer search group) and (Brick) Wall Busters. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The discussion group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Visitors are welcome. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.